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$508 MILLION: Mega jackpot to spark ticket-buying frenzy

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Happy California
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Posted: July 6, 2016, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

" A certain winner from California".. How kind of you to include your fellow State residents in your post Music. If l win,count on me to throw a sizable bone in your direction.Big Smile 

** Not all who wander are lost- JRR Tolkien.

 Woof Woof !! I would appreciate a sizable bone. 

 Each ticket has the same odds of winning as any other. No matter where it has been purchased. Your numbers are just as good as the next player.

 It is a fair game. An equal opportunity bet.Party

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    Posted: July 6, 2016, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

    While that's not likely to happen with one of the multi-state games, such opportunities exist all the time with many state games like Ohio Classic Lotto (6/49) when its jackpot reached $70M with only 14M possible combinations to win it.  But if big spenders had such an advantage regular players wouldn't play and the game would end as Massachusetts Windfall did when such advantages were exposed.

    Didn't that $70 million JP result from the game rolling for over 1 year with no JP winners?

    I don't remember exactly how long the Ohio game rolled but I know it was over a year.

    Michigan had a year or more long roll on its in state game awhile back and the JP got to around $22 million.

    "The American Voter is too Stupid..."   Jonathan Gruber Obamacare Architect

    "There is no sin except stupidity" Oscar Wilde

    https://books.google.com/books?id=apm21IcqhmcC&pg=PP6&lpg=PP6&dq=americans+can+tolerate+just+about+anything+except+stupidity&source=bl&ots=tq9QUeP46j&sig=qXfXEz-wh_yUQSsE8DZG0ZjABls&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwil8YSjmuDPAhWF7IMKHV11A0kQ6AEIUzAI#v=onepage&q=americans%20can%20tolerate%20just%20about%20anything%20except%20stupidity&f=false

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      Posted: July 6, 2016, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

      I find it incredibly ridiculous that people are excited by this. After each win the jackpot starts off at 7million dollars. Is that not enough to excite people? the same people who can barely afford to buy food or pay next months rent. The same people who are the pawns of the corporate elite who pay you pennies while they rake in hundreds of billions of dollars in profits. But hey lets hang a banner announcing you can win 500 million, even though you will give half away in taxes that will go into the elites pockets, lets double the odds every 2 years until you have a better chance of having dinner with space aliens from across the galaxy than winning, then lets watch these same people who can barely afford to eat a sandwich spend half their paycheck of pennies to pick a combination out of 258,890,850 so they can "win" some money. The human species is the stupidest species on this planet. I have never seen any other animal do anything close to as stupid as I see humans do.

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      Mr./Ms. Diablo1714,

      You've made some very good points.
      I for one, would be very excited over 7 million dollars.

      And yes, the big corporations are very greedy, but the human species are greedy, as well.
      I've not lost sight of the smaller awards, in comparison to what I've been blowing, over the years.

      But, didn't science recently train monkeys to participate in lottery-type gambling?

      If not, then I"m wrong.
      OK, but didn't you see the 1955 movie:

      "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy" ?

      Comedian/Actors Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, are in an Egyptian cabaret (like a restaurant with a show).
      Lou Costello (shorter/fatter guy) sees a plate of some flambe entre, and freaks out.   He picks up his glass of water and not only puts out the fire, but in the same motion manages to drench Bud Abbott. 

      Bud Abbott then turns to Lou and says  "How stupid can you be?"
      Lou's reply?    "How stupid do you want me to get?".

      So, please expect humans to do the most stupid things.

      Mr. Groppo

      • Don't chase the numbers you play.
      • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
      • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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        Posted: July 6, 2016, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

        I find it incredibly ridiculous that people are excited by this. After each win the jackpot starts off at 7million dollars. Is that not enough to excite people? the same people who can barely afford to buy food or pay next months rent. The same people who are the pawns of the corporate elite who pay you pennies while they rake in hundreds of billions of dollars in profits. But hey lets hang a banner announcing you can win 500 million, even though you will give half away in taxes that will go into the elites pockets, lets double the odds every 2 years until you have a better chance of having dinner with space aliens from across the galaxy than winning, then lets watch these same people who can barely afford to eat a sandwich spend half their paycheck of pennies to pick a combination out of 258,890,850 so they can "win" some money. The human species is the stupidest species on this planet. I have never seen any other animal do anything close to as stupid as I see humans do.

        Would you get excited if you could win $7 million if the odds for that particular game were 72 trillion to one?

        $7 million is nice but it's chump change when you consider the odds (258 million to 1).

        Heck if the Michigan game got up to $7 million faster and more often that would be exciting!

        "The American Voter is too Stupid..."   Jonathan Gruber Obamacare Architect

        "There is no sin except stupidity" Oscar Wilde

        https://books.google.com/books?id=apm21IcqhmcC&pg=PP6&lpg=PP6&dq=americans+can+tolerate+just+about+anything+except+stupidity&source=bl&ots=tq9QUeP46j&sig=qXfXEz-wh_yUQSsE8DZG0ZjABls&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwil8YSjmuDPAhWF7IMKHV11A0kQ6AEIUzAI#v=onepage&q=americans%20can%20tolerate%20just%20about%20anything%20except%20stupidity&f=false


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          I find it incredibly ridiculous that people are excited by this. After each win the jackpot starts off at 7million dollars. Is that not enough to excite people? the same people who can barely afford to buy food or pay next months rent. The same people who are the pawns of the corporate elite who pay you pennies while they rake in hundreds of billions of dollars in profits. But hey lets hang a banner announcing you can win 500 million, even though you will give half away in taxes that will go into the elites pockets, lets double the odds every 2 years until you have a better chance of having dinner with space aliens from across the galaxy than winning, then lets watch these same people who can barely afford to eat a sandwich spend half their paycheck of pennies to pick a combination out of 258,890,850 so they can "win" some money. The human species is the stupidest species on this planet. I have never seen any other animal do anything close to as stupid as I see humans do.

          I use to excited before but not anymore I just QP LMAOOO

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            Would you get excited if you could win $7 million if the odds for that particular game were 72 trillion to one?

            $7 million is nice but it's chump change when you consider the odds (258 million to 1).

            Heck if the Michigan game got up to $7 million faster and more often that would be exciting!

            .

            I like your signature, where you say

            "I choose to play the lottery not because it is easy but because it is hard"

            Former Pres. Kennedy said that.

            He also said something to the effect of: 

            "This, that and de udda ting."

            (only Kennedy was talking about man's first flight to the moon)

            • Don't chase the numbers you play.
            • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
            • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                      (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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              Posted: July 6, 2016, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

              I didn't hit any numbers Tuesday night maybe next time

               

              Good Luck everyoneSee Ya!

               

              $508 Mega Million

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              Thank you, and good luck to you too, Mr./Ms. HelpMeWin.

               

              Mr. Groppo

               

              (That's going to be some chunk of change.)

              • Don't chase the numbers you play.
              • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
              • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                        (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                .

                I like your signature, where you say

                "I choose to play the lottery not because it is easy but because it is hard"

                Former Pres. Kennedy said that.

                He also said something to the effect of: 

                "This, that and de udda ting."

                (only Kennedy was talking about man's first flight to the moon)

                Yep, I had him credited til I got PO'd that the frickin thing rolled again and then I added the second sentence.

                "The American Voter is too Stupid..."   Jonathan Gruber Obamacare Architect

                "There is no sin except stupidity" Oscar Wilde

                https://books.google.com/books?id=apm21IcqhmcC&pg=PP6&lpg=PP6&dq=americans+can+tolerate+just+about+anything+except+stupidity&source=bl&ots=tq9QUeP46j&sig=qXfXEz-wh_yUQSsE8DZG0ZjABls&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwil8YSjmuDPAhWF7IMKHV11A0kQ6AEIUzAI#v=onepage&q=americans%20can%20tolerate%20just%20about%20anything%20except%20stupidity&f=false

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                  So the 25th largest jackpot by cash value is $180m and PB is at $179.7m? If PB rolls again you guys will have to do four posts like this every week!

                  I've been putting all my lottery budget into MM but maybe I should buy just one PB ticket, like the people who bought just one MM when PB was huge.

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                    So the 25th largest jackpot by cash value is $180m and PB is at $179.7m? If PB rolls again you guys will have to do four posts like this every week!

                    I've been putting all my lottery budget into MM but maybe I should buy just one PB ticket, like the people who bought just one MM when PB was huge.

                     All it takes is one ticket. You have to be in it to win it!Hat

                     I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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                      Posted: July 6, 2016, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

                      I'm setting this one out and just posting on the prediction board, bragging rights are enough for me. Wink

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                         All it takes is one ticket. You have to be in it to win it!Hat

                        I bought my one ticket today. 

                        I am now in it, so all I need to do is win it!

                        It's strange that all of us "regulars" are only buying one (or 5) ticket(s), while all the irregular players are throwing $20, 50 100 or more at a snowball's chance in H E double hockey sticks of winning.

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                          I bought my one ticket today. 

                          I am now in it, so all I need to do is win it!

                          It's strange that all of us "regulars" are only buying one (or 5) ticket(s), while all the irregular players are throwing $20, 50 100 or more at a snowball's chance in H E double hockey sticks of winning.

                          the players who only jump in when it reaches astronomical levels do not deserve to win. most of the time though they do. fair is fair but these johnny come lately players think they are getting a bargain when the pot gets higher than the odds. lately, i've noticed more people would be content with the 2nd prize of 1m+ (w multipliers), yet they ignore their own state lottery whose feature game is usually more than that with better odds. i guess people want the moon but should check their license for their age. you only have so many years left (most players are over 50) to take down one of these so play every day if you can. and i mean "every day" you can find a juicy jackpot.

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                            I bought my one ticket today. 

                            I am now in it, so all I need to do is win it!

                            It's strange that all of us "regulars" are only buying one (or 5) ticket(s), while all the irregular players are throwing $20, 50 100 or more at a snowball's chance in H E double hockey sticks of winning.

                            These irregulars you speak of have been known to win jackpots from time to time. What l find is that the question " how long have you been playing the lottery seldom comes up"... Perhaps reporters are tired of the usual BS- this is my first time & l only played 4 lines, while hiding the other 30 lines they played from view.

                            People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                              These irregulars you speak of have been known to win jackpots from time to time. What l find is that the question " how long have you been playing the lottery seldom comes up"... Perhaps reporters are tired of the usual BS- this is my first time & l only played 4 lines, while hiding the other 30 lines they played from view.

                               I will be happy to accept their money! The more the merrier.

                               Here is to a LP Member winning the Power Ball tonight!!White Bounce

                               I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

                               Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others